Tony Mowbray wants to keep Julio Arca at Boro

TONY MOWBRAY would love to see Julio Arca remain with Middlesbrough next season and help the club regain top-flight status.

The 30-year-old Argentinian, whose contract expires in the summer, was Gareth Southgate’s first senior signing back in 2006 and has played well over 100 games at the Riverside.

And, while Mowbray is hoping he pens a new deal, he knows that may not be possible given the club’s financial situation. “It’s important that I say how much I value Julio’s talent,” said Mowbray ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Hull City.

“He is a fabulous lad and a fantastic football player.

“Discussions about his future are to be had really. Over the next couple of weeks I will speak to him about what we can do and then he will no doubt go away and consider his options.  “We have to be transparent with Julio so that he knows where this football club is going.” Read the full story in Friday’s Mail ...